…Alleges That Some Elements In The Party Sliding Nigeria Into Dictatorship
President Buhari absence at the side meeting while at the 70th United Nation Assembly Meeting in New York has been described as evidence of the All Progressive Congress (APC) led government non sensitivity to victims of the Boko Haram Insurgency.
Opposition Peoples Democratic Party who made this allegation yesterday said in spite of the government’s insentivity to the plight of the victims of the book Haram scourge, international concerned nation’s made a donation of USD$6.8million about N1,353,540,000.00bn to the contiguous states to support the efforts.
The PDP demanded the All Progressive Congress led government to shun such strategic meeting that would add succour to victims of the insurgent activities more so that Nigeria is most affected.
“It is disheartening to note that the same meeting the President Buhari-led delegation shunned actually yielded a fall out of $6.8 million announced by the United States as funding for regional aid efforts.
“If not for possible insensitivity to the plight of those affected by insurgency, what other reason has this government for its absence from such a crucial meeting aimed to find ways of bringing relief to its displaced citizens? The party further described Nigeria’s outing at the United Nations General Assembly as one that added no value to the country.
“This is especially as the delegation to the UN General Assembly Meeting achieved nothing, reminiscent of the July much hyped visit to the US, which also brought nothing but diplomatic disagreements, also due to the ineptitude of the APC-led federal government.
National Publicity Secretary of the opposition party Olisa Metuh who said this while addressing a press conference tagged ‘The Decline Of Democratic Ideals’ noted that while the absence of the President was condemnable it was indeed of local and international embarrassment especially as the country which is worse hit by the insurgent in the comity of affected countries.
The PDP also said that some elements in the all progressive Congress (APC) have engaged in activities that slides the nation into dictatorship.
– Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja